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Mortville Manor is an adventure game which takes place in February of 1951. As private detective Jérôme Lange, you are sent a telegram by Julia Defranck, a childhood friend. In it, she informs you that she is very ill and in grave danger. She urges you to join her in her mansion and advises discretion. Once there, you learn she has passed away. You must solve the mystery. But beware; if you don't tread lightly, you will be sent away, or worse...

The gameplay focuses on conducting a detective investigation rather than on inventory-based puzzles, though items must be found and examined for its purposes. Conversations with suspects offer a wide variety of topics. The player wanders through the mansion at his own pace, but events would sometimes occur regardless of his actions. The game's interface consists of drop-down menus, including about 20 different verbs used for interactions.


Mortville Manor Atari ST Desk
Mortville Manor Amstrad CPC Intro.
Mortville Manor Amiga A room and the inventory menu
Mortville Manor DOS Suspect interrogation always begins like this...

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Mortville Manor Magazine Advertisement TILT (issue 49, December 1987, p 125)

Alternate Titles

  • "Le manoir de Mortevielle" -- French title
  • "Der Landsitz von Mortville" -- German title

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Critic Reviews Amstrad CPC Feb 11, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1988 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1987 9.4 out of 12 78
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Retro Archives Atari ST Nov 25, 2018 15 out of 20 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 745 out of 1000 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1988 745 out of 1000 74
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Nov 25, 2018 14.5 out of 20 72
Retro Archives DOS Nov 25, 2018 14.5 out of 20 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70


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  • ACE
    • 1989/1 (issue #16): ACE Adventure Awards 1988: "Prettiest game of the year" (editorial choice)

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